FLORIDA

The 27th state.
Capital: Tallahassee
Motto: In God We Trust
Flower: Orange blossom
Bird: Northern mockingbird

BREWERIES

Better when you get it from the source

 

Tampa

Since its inception, Cigar City Brewing has been singularly focused on producing the most consistent, highest-quality ales and lagers possible.  Critical to this mission is our Quality Assurance and Quality Control programs, as well as our state-of-the-art Beer Lab. CCB has invested inordinate resources in personnel and equipment in our Lab which currently utilizes three full time employees to analyze our beer using PCR thermocyclers, alcolyzers, cellometers, discrete photometric analyzers and myriad other equipment. Every single batch of Cigar City Brewing beer is analyzed for color, flavor, bitterness, aroma, carbonation, stability and other quality-affecting attributes, and every single batch of Cigar City Brewing beer is tested for “true-to-brand” qualities by a sensory panel of tasters with combined decades of experience in professional beer assesment settings

Gainesville

FROM WHAT GOES IN
From the finest malts, to the most aromatic and flavorful hops available, we use only quality ingredients in our brewery. Whether local honey and blueberries or a spice from a local garden, we embrace the natural flavors of our land and share them in our beer.

TO WHAT GOES ON
Using carefully crafted brewing processes and finely honed recipes, our brewers earn their keep by adhering to a standard of quality that creates Florida's finest beers.

TO WHAT COMES OUT
Craft and skill, quality ingredients, and always a little love, combine in an inspired transformation, producing the mystical nectar of the flatlands.

St. Petersburg

We are a simple brewery, we make beer and we sell it.  Our bar is simple, our menu is simple, prices are simple especially when paid in cash.  Our operation is straightfoward, few frills and all about the beer.  We welcome every beer drinker, from the folks just looking to relax with a pint to people looking to unpack layers of complexity. In 2018 and hopefully well into the future our tap room will be home to several barrel-aged stouts on tap at all times. In the past, as we were growing the supply was limited and these beers didn’t last long but we expanded barrel storage and now have enough so that everybody coming to the tap room can try some of our most highly rated and prized beers without the hype or lines created by limited supply. Quality is always top priority, in this case making more meant more practice and opportunity to tweak beers and the results are greater availability and improved quality.

Oakland Park

Whether it’s the quality of our ingredients, the caliber of our beer, or just watching a breathtaking sunset with a Floridian in hand, Funky Buddha is all about creating enlightening experiences through beer. We take drinkers on a journey of flavor with unique brands and exceptional -- and unconventional -- liquid.
Its Brewery and Tap Room is located in the heart of Oakland Park, Florida since 2013, just minutes away from the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, downtown Fort Lauderdale, and miles of pristine beaches. It's the perfect spot to sample any number of the brewery's distinctive beers, each brewed using the finest, all-natural ingredients. Or take a tour of the source and see a glimpse behind the curtain, pop over to our in-house from-scratch restaurant for a bite, and pick up the latest exclusive bottle release you won't find in stores. We're open 7 days a week, 11:30am to midnight.
See you soon for a pint! Cheers!

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Boynton

Due South is an independent, Veteran owned, craft brewery with beer in 1000+ stores, bars and restaurants from Tampa to Key West. Every beer we make is proudly brewed right here in Southeast Florida in Boynton Beach. The brewery is housed in a large 27,000 square foot warehouse where dozens of beers are produced throughout the year on a 15BBL brew system.
We began on a sunny back porch when founder and owner Mike Halker ventured out to a local home brew shop to find wine-making supplies so that he could create sulfite-free wine for his wife Jodi. The shop owner steered Mike towards the beer-making equipment, saying "Wine takes too long." When Mike replied that he didn't like beer, the owner simply quipped, "You haven't had the right beer yet."

Tequesta

Founded in 2011, Tequesta Brewing Company is the destination for craft beer connoisseurs offering only the highest quality of craft beers in a wide variety of styles and flavors. Our intimate bar is never filled with strangers, only friends you haven't met. We are honored to have so many call our brewery "home," and we look forward to seeing you there.

Dunedin and Tampa

Inspired by Professor Fritz Briem and Schlossbrauerei Au’s Berliner Weisse (1809), 7venth Sun began developing recipes for this tart, crisp, and refreshing beer.  Throughout the years, the brewery has released small batches of traditional Berliner Weisse a a numerous variations of Florida Weisse beers.  We think it is a perfect style to complement Florida’s sunshine.
Through collaboration with other burgeoning breweries, discussing process ideas, and dipping into the vast availability of tropical and citrus fruits the state had to offer, it was the beginning of a path that set the tone for 7venth Sun – innovating traditional styles by taking a new approach.

St. Petersburg

There are a couple of cool things in the brewery that reflect our history and tell our story. When you visit the tasting room, check out a brick that was built into one of the corners of the bar that pays homage to Mike’s great-grandfather, who also owned a craft brewery in Lexington, Kentucky, over 100 years ago. And directly opposite that brick, you can see the handprints of the 3 daughters who inspired the name of the brewery.
At 3 Daughters Brewing, our goal is to create great tasting craft beers. We hope you’ll come by the tasting room in St Petersburg to try one of our over 60 craft beer recipes on tap. Not near St Pete? Look for our craft beers in restaurants, bars, and grocery stores in Florida, Georgia and the Bahamas.
Drink Local. Drink Craft

Davie

Mack House is West Broward’s award winning Brew Pub featuring on-site brewing, gourmet grilled cheese, and retro video games.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

Enjoy Nature

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Homestead

verglades National Park protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee,  American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther.
An international treasure as well -  a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a specially protected area under the Cartagena Treaty.

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Gulf Breeze

What is it that entices people to the sea?  Poet John Masefield wrote, “I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.”  Millions of visitors are drawn to the islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico for the white sandy beaches, the aquamarine waters, a boat ride, a camping spot, a tour of an old fort, or a place to fish.

Jacksonville

Visit one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Discover 6,000 years of human history and experience the beauty of salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks.
The Timucuan Preserve includes Fort Caroline and Kingsley Plantation.

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Okeechobee

Kissimmee Prairie is a land dominated by the great blue sky. The preserve, part of the Everglades headwaters, protects the largest remaining tract of Florida dry prairie, an ecosystem shaped by cycles of flooding and fire. Many rare, threatened and endangered species call this place home, and the wide-open landscape means that birdwatchers and photographers have ample opportunity to catch sight of a grasshopper sparrow, crested caracara or burrowing owl.
Internationally recognized for its lack of light pollution, the night sky above the prairie is inky black—campers can spot the milky way without using telescopes or binoculars.

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Clewiston

Sometimes referred to as Florida's inland sea, Lake Okeechobee is central to a region of Florida historically known for its agriculture, but in recent times also equated with superior fishing, boating and trails. The second-largest freshwater lake entirely within U.S. boundaries, it is contained by the Herbert Hoover Dike, built in 1928. Surrounding the dike, rich earth supports a lucrative sugarcane industry and roads through the flatland outskirts take you among the fluttering fronds of the sweet crops and the towns that prosper from it. Waterways on either side run into the "Big O," as the lake is called, making it part of a152-mile boating passage way through the middle of the state known as the Okeechobee Waterway.

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Tallahassee

Florida is the only state in the continental United States with extensive shallow coral reef formations near its coasts. Coral reefs create specialized habitats that provide shelter, food, and breeding sites for numerous plants and animals. This includes ones important to fishing like spiny lobster, snapper, and grouper. Coral reefs lay the foundation of a dynamic ecosystem with tremendous biodiversity. The Florida Reef Tract stretches approximately 360 linear miles from Dry Tortugas National Park west of the Florida Keys to the St. Lucie Inlet in Martin County. Roughly two-thirds of the Florida Reef Tract lies within Biscayne National Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, a marine protected area that surrounds the Florida Keys island chain

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Siesta Key

Siesta Key has three wonderful beaches on this 8-mile stretch of "the world's finest, whitest sand™" along the Gulf of Mexico, each one of our beaches offers a slightly different beach experience, but they all share the same azure gulf waters, picture-perfect sunsets, and soothing breeze that melts away your troubles so you really can't go wrong with any of them.
While on Siesta Key you can do as much or as little as you want. You can enjoy fishing, boating, parasailing, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, or you can just dip your toes in the sand and enjoy a good book or the amazing view, but don't forget to keep an eye out for those playful dolphins.

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Sedro-Woolley

Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth's changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades.

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Leavenworth

The rugged and beautiful Enchantment Permit Area is contained within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. Permits are required for day and overnight use in this area. It is managed according to the Wilderness Management Plan and the 1964 Wilderness Act, to provide protection of fragile resources and preservation of wilderness character for generations to come.

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The Keys

Welcome to our islands! A dream vacation, yes, and getting here is most important.
Perhaps accommodations, exciting events, or a Florida Keys sunset wedding is what you desire?
Our drive-to islands are rich in arts & culture, yet if you crave the wild outdoors, our guided eco-tours, walking trails, environmental centers and a plethora of green travel initiatives will satisfy.
The Keys’ many dive-snorkel charters will take you to the United States’ only living coral barrier reef and offer Florida Keys scuba diving vacation memories that will last a lifetime.

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Miami

The South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach fairly glitters with nightlife – all day long. It is trendy and quirky and – hey, watch out for that guy on roller skates – and just a fun place to be. Yes, South Beach attracts the rich and famous and youthful, but it now is recognized around the world as worthy of a stay or a visit by everyone. Enjoy the beach or South Beach's historic Art Deco architecture or the fine Oceanside dining – or all of it in a single day. And don't miss Haulover Park for fishing, tennis, golf and bicycle rides. Miami Beach's South Beach – you have to experience it for yourself.

 

WINERIES

Enjoy there or take a bottle (or two) home with you.

 

Monticello

Monticello Vineyards & Winery is a small Florida farm winery located on the 50-acre farm of Ladybird Organics. Situated in the Red Hills bioregion of Jefferson County, Florida, the winery features wines made from organic Muscadine grapes. The farm and all vineyards are USDA certified organic.
Over 18 different varieties of Muscadine grapes are grown on the site. Small batches of hand-crafted wines are manufactured, reflecting the unique soils and sunshine of each vintage year and the holistic organic farming system being implemented on the farm. Each wine is a "one-of-a-kind" product of place, labeled with the classic Jefferson County Courthouse and the ingredients - organic grapes. Wines are distinctly Muscadine and include the white varietals of Carlos and Magnolia. The red varietal Ison produces our fabulous Florida Red. Wines are available in both semi-sweet and dry versions.

Clermont

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards opened its doors in February 1989 in Clermont, Florida and sits on a 127-acre estate in gently rolling countryside some 25 miles west of downtown Orlando. This area was once the center of the State's grape industry. After years of phenomenal growth, Lakeridge ranks as Florida's largest premium winery, and remains a pioneer in the development of premium and sparkling wines from the native Muscadine grape varieties Noble, Carlos and Welder, as well as Vinifera varieties to include Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Homestead

Come check out our large tasting room. It features a strikingly beautiful tasting bar, shadowed by a tree-like glass rack. When you begin to appreciate the architecture of the Grand Tasting Room, you will catch a glimpse of the detailed mural located on the ceiling. As you enter the grandiose double doors of Schnebly winery, the lush courtyard and natural coral waterfalls will provide a backdrop for an unforgettable afternoon wine tasting.
Weekend tours take about 45-60 min. Your tour guide will take you through our beautiful estate, share the history on the family, and take you through the whole wine making process. You will also have the unique opportunity to venture into our brewery, Miami Brewing Company, and learn all about how we craft our fine brews! Your tour guide will show you each of the steps needed to handcraft our unique Schnebly Wines and Miami Brewing Co. Beers. Tours are on a first come basis and can be purchased in our Retail Room.

St. Augustine

Today, San Sebastian ranks as one of Florida's premium wineries, and remains a pioneer in the development of premium, sparkling and dessert wines from Muscadine grapes. Vinifera wines are also produced to include Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon and are marketed along with blended and sparkling wines from native Muscadine grapes. Port and Cream Sherry dessert wines are also produced by and sold under the San Sebastian brand. Together, these labels have won many awards for excellence in winemaking, over 744 so far with more to come each season.

Orlando

At Quantum Leap Winery, we are a local winery with a sustainable focus and global reach. Our vision is that we will continue to develop relationships with small producers in premier wine growing regions and be sustainably-oriented in our decisions and actions. We are committed to bringing you quality, environmentally friendly wines at a great value. 

Currently, all wine is finished, blended and packaged in the major grape growing regions around the world and then shipped in bottles to destinations where it will be purchased and consumed.

Madeira Beach

This is where the magic happens. All of our wines are made right here in house. Just steps from the beach you’ll will find the most unique winery on earth. Beach real estate isn’t cheap s0 we squeeze a lot of wine out of a small space, about 900sq ft.! We use three 2000-liter jacket fermentation tanks and nine 2000-liter racking and aging tanks. Filtering is handled by our 40-plate plate & frame filter, and all the bottling is done by hand right in the front window. It’s not a lot of room but it is enough for us to create the most amazing libations known to man. With 20 varieties being produced and about 50 awards won in our first 4 years it’s obvious we make great use of the limited space we have. If you think our wines are good now though,just wait till we get a bigger place. MWAHAHAHA (Evil Laugh)

Spring Hill

Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery is an inspiration come true through years of planning and perseverance. Now a certified Florida Farm Winery, we have planted and grown three very carefully chosen grape varieties, from which all our wines are created. Each grape, chosen for it's own unique flavors and characteristics, is encouraged to bring forth wine that is true to the grape. These selections consist of the prized and delicate smaller rich Norton (Cynthiana), the flavored sweetness of the Ison and Carlos Muscadines and when in season blueberry and sweet blueberry, strawberry & watermelon wines. You will enjoy your walk to the vineyard when you visit. You can smell the wine on the vines. We open for "U-Pick" in harvest season - a nice family outing, and the grapes are so delicious!

Flagler Beach

We truck grapes in from all over the USA, including our own vineyards in Ohio.  Then, we ferment and press the grapes on site while enjoying an ocean view.  Once the grapes are pressed, we donate the pressings to the local community gardens and age the wine in ultra premium grand cru oak barrels.  We love the ocean so much that we even have an ocean view from inside our tank room.

Fort Pierce

Summer Crush is the culmination of decades of growing experience coupled with years of vineyard and winery planning and development by owner/vintner Gary Roberts. The winery and it's name, integrates the sun and fun of Florida and the Roberts' Family interests in all things tropical and water.The desire was to create an exciting winery experience like no other....anywhere.

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